What to Expect at a Lactation Consultation

-A thorough history of mom and baby 

-An assessment of areas of concern to mom such as nipple damage, thrush, plugged ducts or mastitis 

-An assessment of baby's oral anatomy

-Baby is weighed before and after a breastfeeding to accurately assess milk transfer

-Observation of a breastfeeding session with counseling on positions and techniques to achieve more comfortable latch and most effective milk transfer

-Our IBCLCs will answer any questions you may have, and make sure you are comfortable breastfeeding your baby

-Together,  you will decide on a plan of care that will help you reach your breastfeeding goals and will meet the needs of both you and your baby.

-We will coordinate care with your pediatrician and OB/GYN or midwife and send  a written report of our visit

 

Please feel free to bring a support person with you to our consultation.  They are often a big help when you try the techniques you've learned back at home!